SfN-SG Newsletter Issue 86 | 01 Jun 2021 | Hoki Fung, Editor
Featured Research
Loss of C2orf69 defines a fatal autoinflammatory syndrome in humans and zebrafish that evokes a glycogen storage-associated mitochondriopathy

By Hui Hui Wong et al.
Published on 21 May 2021 in The American Journal of Human Genetics.
C2orf69 is an evolutionarily conserved gene essential in humans with phenotypic similarities in zebrafish whose function is unknown. In this recently published journal article, researchers from A*STAR, NUS, Yale-NUS, Duke-NUS, and their international collaborators reported the identification of a novel autoinflammatory Mendelian disorder caused by C2orf69 deficiency which disrupts the development/homeostasis of the immune and central nervous systems. Read the full research article >>
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Neuroscience Researchers in Singapore
"As a senior research fellow in the Multimodal Neuroimaging in Neuropsychiatric Disorders Laboratory (MNNDL), I am interested in understanding the link between brain functional organization and cognition in cognitively intact older adults.

We found that the functional correlation between associative brain networks are altered significantly in ageing and could account for cognitive decline in city-dwelling older individuals.
My current projects build on this insight to further characterize the role of inter-network relations during rest, task, and movie-watching conditions.
Thanks to our PI Dr. Helen Zhou’s collaboration network, we are now venturing into new frontiers of neurocognitive ageing, on topics like the relationship between social factors and language and cognitive resilience, and the role of physiological status such as cerebrovascular health on cognition at older age."
- Eric Ng, PhD, Senior Research Fellow | Email  Website  LinkedIn
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Job Opportunities
🆕 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Machine Learning and Brain Imaging at National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore invites applications for a research fellow position (post-doctoral fellowship) in the Multimodal Neuroimaging in Neuropsychiatric Disorders Laboratory (MNNDL), Center for Sleep and Cognition and Center for Translational Magnetic Resonance, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering..

View the detailed advert on the SfN website >> 
Postdoctoral Fellowship at Duke-NUS Medical School

The laboratory of Dr. Mian Cao in the Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders (NBD) Program at Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School (Duke-NUS) in Singapore has one position opening for NRF-NUS postdoctoral fellowship (2-year). The lab is looking for young scientists with strong enthusiasm and interest in neurodegeneration research, particularly in molecular and cellular mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease.

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Postdoctoral Opening at the Chronobiology and Sleep Laboratory (CSL) at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

The Chronobiology and Sleep Laboratory (CSL) at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to carry out research under the theme “Sleep and Learning Analytics”. The research fellow will lead research projects that involve generating and mining large datasets, in order to identify factors that give rise to individual differences in sleep and learning, and strategies for improving sleep and learning.

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Research Fellow Opportunity in Synaptic Neuroscience

The Claridge-Chang Lab at Duke-NUS Medical School is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (RF). The project is to investigate the structure and function of the postsynaptic scaffold. Candidates should have a strong background in molecular biology to join this project, ideally with a knowledge of neuroscience.

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If you know of any collaboration/job opportunities that you would like to share with other neuroscience researchers in Singapore, send us the details!
Recruitment of Research Participants
An fMRI Investigation of Hot and Cool Executive Functions in Adults with ADHD

The Clinical Brain Lab at NTU is recruiting individuals aged 21 to 40 who are clinically diagnosed with ADHD to participate in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study that aims to identity the neural correlates of social reward processing. The study will take place at NUS.

For more information >>
The PEBBLE Study: Understanding Bilingual and Biliteracy Development

The PEBBLE Study at NTU/NIE is recruiting bilingual children aged 7 to 8 to participate in a study that aims to understand bilingual and biliteracy development. Children will complete a series of computerized language tasks at home or at NTU/NIE.

For more information >>
Neuroscience Events
We would like to say a huge "Thank you!" to everyone who had informed us of any neuroscience events happening locally and internationally. Without you, we would not be able to share these events with over 450 subscribers!

As always, if you are aware of any new events, kindly forward them to <>.

Please see the list of upcoming events below. Newly added events are in green.
Local Events
4 pm

LKC Medicine Neuroscience Seminar Series

Talk: Translating genetic discoveries in movement disorders: Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges

Presenter: Prof. Tan Eng King (NNI)

Host: Prof. Lim Kah Leong (LKC Medicine, NTU)

Details: Zoom link (Meeting ID: 935 9924 3212; Password: 456456)

10-11 am

CSC Seminar Series

Talk: Interrogating the role of sex steroid hormones in the human brain

Presenter: Dr. Emily Jacobs (UC Santa Barbara)

Host: Assoc. Prof. Thomas Yeo (NUS)

Details: Zoom link (Meeting ID: 267 6662 854)

International Events

1 - 4 Jun 2021 | (Americas/Asia Schedule) 07:30-13:00 SGT | Virtual

OHBM 2021 Educational Courses

"This year's online experience promises to provide opportunities for true networking and interaction. A new virtual platform was selected with this idea at the forefront. All content for this year’s Educational Courses will be pre-recorded and watched by attendees semi-live at an assigned date/time followed by one hour of interactive discussion. In addition, all pre-recorded presentations will also be available in a ‘screening room’ within the platform starting May 30, 2021 for attendees to watch at their leisure."

Event details >>

Registration >>

5 Jun 2021 | 10:15-14:45 BST | 17:15-21:45 SGT | Virtual

Mind The Brain 2021: Brains in a COVID World

"Mind the Brain 2021 is this year’s edition of the biennial conference organised by the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN) at UCL for all those interested in mind and brain. As the previous years' conference was cancelled we have decided to restart and reinvent this stimulating day online. Research at the forefront of Cognitive Neuroscience will be presented in an entertaining and accessible manner."

Event details and Registration >>

6 Jun 2021 | 23:59 CDT | 12:59 next day SGT | Online Submission

2021 Brain-Art Competition

"The OHBM Brain-Art Special-Interest-Group (SIG) is happy to launch the 2021 Brain-Art Competition! As for all initiatives of our SIG, this competition aims at fostering the dialog between artists and scientists. We believe that the exchange of ideas and tools between these two disciplines encourages the development of novel approaches to scientific data visualization, and promotes the exploration of different perspectives on human brain structures and functions."

Event details and Submission >>

21 - 25 Jun 2021 | Virtual

2021 OHBM Annual Meeting

"The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) is excited to launch an engaging and interactive new approach to the virtual 2021 OHBM Annual Meeting and Educational Courses! The 27th Annual Meeting and Educational Courses of OHBM 2021 will take place over two separate one-week periods beginning on Sunday, May 30th – Friday, June 4th with the Educational Courses and followed by the Annual Meeting to be held Monday, June 21st – Friday, June 25th. You won’t want to miss what is sure to be a memorable and “unconventional convention” full of cutting edge science, education, and networking like you’ve never experienced it before, all put in motion for the human brain mapping community."

Event details and Registration >>

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